Money and Business

Atascadero man wins a million dollars while on his way to a family barbecue

Store that sold winning ticket receives $5,000

ATASCADERO, Calif. - An Atascadero man is enjoying his millionaire status when he bought a winning Scratchers ticket on his way to a family barbecue.

Carlos Medina stopped at the Food 4 Less grocery store located at 8360 El Camino Real in Atascadero to buy some things for the family gathering, and decided to get some Scratchers tickets.

“I used one of the self-service machines to get the 50X the Money ticket. I scratched it in the car and couldn’t believe when it said I won a million dollars,” Medina explained. “I scratched off the numbers that matched and waited to scratch off the prize portion. Before I scratched, I thought it would be great it was a million-dollar winner, and it was!”

Medina said he wants to invest the money and buy some things for his family.

The grocery store wasn't left empty handed. This Food 4 Less received a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. The bonus is not subtracted from Medina's jackpot prize.

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